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June 2015
IN Center City

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For up-to-date information on programs, events and updates for parks maintained by CCD, follow @CCDParks.

Sister Cities Park

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
Broad and Market Streets | DilworthPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-9pm; Sa & Su: 11am-7pm
Now with a full-service bar 5-9pm M-F and all day on the weekends.

Capogiro @ Dilworth Park, 7 days: 11am-10pm (Starting June 1, weather dependent)

XFINITY WiFi is now available throughout Dilworth Park!

June Happenings @ Dilworth Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change.

Tuesdays at 8:30pm
Pictures in the Park
Get lost in the latest Hollywood blockbusters right in the cozy confines of William Penn's new front yard. Bring your own chair, grab dinner and a drink at Rosa Blanca Café, and then settle in for a one-of-a-kind cinema experience.

June 2: Draft Day PG-13
June 9: Into the Woods PG
June 16: Night at the Museum-Secret of the Tomb PG
June 23: The Boxtrolls PG
June 30: Annie (2014) PG

Wednesdays, 11am-2pm
Farmers' Market at Dilworth Park
Get your fill of fresh at this weekly farmers' market, where everything goes right from the dirt to Dilworth. Health is definitely in season, and with an abundance of delicious food direct from the farm, you never know what deals might crop up!

Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm
XPN welcomes Live @ Lunch presented by PNC
Philadelphia's center stage shines every Wednesday afternoon with a showcase of local music. Events powered by Live Nation.

June 3: Chelsea Reed & The Fair Weather Five
June 10: Dirty Dollhouse
June 17: Cole Redding
June 24: Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Center City District Sips at Dilworth Park
Every Wednesday, Rosa Blanca Café at Dilworth Park will participate in this Center City summertime tradition, offering $3 beers, $4 wines, and $5 cocktails featuring Two Gingers Whiskey to sip on the large outdoor terrace adjacent to the café. For a full list of Center City District Sips participants, visit CCDSips.com.

Thursdays, 5-7pm
DJs & Drinks at Dilworth Park
presented by The Graham Building

It's time to get down at Dilworth and our DJs are just the ones to get you moving. Grab a cocktail at Rosa Blanca Café and enjoy a different musical vibe every Thursday. Events powered by Live Nation.

Through June 21
Philly Photo Day Exhibit

Center City District has partnered with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center to create a unique walkthrough exhibit along the 15th Street Walkway in Dilworth Park. Over 1,900 photos from Philly Photo Day 2014 are showcased on the sidewalks, letting you appreciate the beauty of the city, while strolling through it.

June 3, 12-1:30pm
History Makers

On June 3, during Live @ Lunch, greet the History Makers, where favorite characters from the Once Upon A Nation stories come to life, and hear moving readings from the Declaration of Independence.

June 4, 12pm
Curtis Institute Performance

Have your lunch at Dilworth Park and enjoy a performance by two recent graduates of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music. Performing will be violinist Ren Martin-Doike and classical guitarist Jiyeon Kim.


Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park offers a variety of fun activities in a beautifully landscaped setting.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | SisterCitiesPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Logan Square Café, 8am-6pm, seven days a week.
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Children's Discovery Garden and Boat Pond, 10am-6pm
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Rita's Italian Ice, 7 days: 11:30am-8pm (weather dependent)

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, M-Sa: 9:30am-5:30pm; Su: 9:30am-5pm
1.800.537.7676, PHLVisitorCenter.com, @PHLVisitorCntr

June Happenings @ Sister Cities Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change.

Pairings on the Parkway
Thursdays, 5-8pm

Every week this summer, come to Sister Cities Park for BYO Thursdays. Take a seat at one of the tables inside or outside the cafe or bring a blanket and find a favorite spot under a tree or on the grass. Logan Square Café will offer a special summer grilling menu. Make it a romantic evening, a girls' night out, or bring the whole family and enjoy the Children's Discovery Garden; Plus, there's live music every week!

June 4- Matt Duke
June 11- Pat McGee Band/Matt Santry
June 18- Jason Adamo
June 25- Amy Faden/Alexis Cunningham

Mondays, 10:30am
Story Art

Join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Free Library of Philadelphia for a nature-inspired story and craft. A new nature theme - frogs, flowers, fish and more - will be featured each week as kids discover the fun of being read to outdoors and creating their own make-and-take nature craft. Free.

June 3, 11am-1pm
Historic Philadelphia Storytelling

The Once Upon A Nation program has transported adults and children alike back in time with true stories of Philadelphia's past. Now it's your chance to create and tell your stories! Kids 7-12 are invited to write and submit a story on the theme, "My History Hero or Heroine." Share your stories with the public after a fun day of training with Once Upon A Nation storytellers. For more information, go to: historicphiladelphia.org.

Tuesdays, 6pm
Free Fitness Philly

Free weekly Pop-Up Fitness bootcamp classes in Sister Cities Park! Their goal is to make fitness a habit that you won't want to break! Superior classes facilitated by licensed fitness trainers.

June 4, 15 & 22, 10:30am
Nature in the Park

Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University at Sister Cities Park every other Tuesday at 10:30am for fun-filled natural science activities for your budding young scientist! Free.

Wednesdays, 10am
Children and Nature: Growing Up Green

Outdoor play inspires a greater connection with the outdoor world. Each week a different activity will be introduced by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff. Children, ages 3 and over are encouraged to attend. Free.

June 17, 10:30pm
ArtSee in the Park

Grow your imagination muscles with delightful ArtSee activities and stories from your friends at the Barnes Foundation. Take a line for a walk! Discover space! Find colors! Light the way with play! With plenty of projects designed to tickle your creativity, there is much to see, do, and try as you explore the wonderful world of art and nature. Free.

John F. Collins Park

John F. Collins Park is a small quiet oasis off busy Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. It's a relaxing spot for lunch, reading, or just enjoying a beautiful day. Through the generosity of the William Penn Foundation, the Center City District has restored the park's fountain, benches, landscaping and lighting. John F. Collins Park is owned and operated by Center City District.
M-F: 8:30am-5pm; Sa: 10:45am-5pm; Su: 12-5pm
1707 Chestnut Street | JohnFCollinsPark.org | Facebook

Concerts in the Park
Enjoy live music every Tuesday and Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm in the park
(weather dependent).

June 2- Jim Holton, cello
June 4 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
June 9 - Phyllis Chapelle, guitar
June 11 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
June 16 - Lavell Ferguson, piano
June 18 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
June 23 - Frank Butry, guitar
June 25 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
June 30 - Kenny Gates, piano

Performers are subject to change.

Three Parkway Plaza

Cret Park is a beautifully landscaped plaza and a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or enjoy some light fare with a friend at Capriccio Café.
16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | CretPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Capriccio Café and Espresso Bar
M-F: 6:30am-6:30pm; Sa & Su: 8am-6pm
215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com
- Also offering bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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